Aroview: Following British Rail’s privatisation in the mid-90s, a group of railway workers must steer their way through the rough times in this understated protest-drama from dir. Loach.
Using a cast of standup comics - Andy Swallow, Dean Andrews, Thomas Craig – adds camaraderie, character and eventually pathos to a familiar modern plight, drawing absurd humour and tragedy out of the encroaching corporatism. Dramatically this is perhaps a little slight, though is notable for addressing an issue little-confronted in film.
4 stars (Very Good) Centred around a group of very likable railway workers, as their government owned railway company is taken over by a private corporation. Authentic and heartfelt, it addresses the social issues as a result of the cut-throat world of capitalism.~GenXGirl
4 stars (Very Good) Effects of privatisation on a group of railway workers & the risks to safety by cost cutting. Its bitter sweet - because the characters are believable it is so easy to empathise & sympathise with them - if you don't then watch more of Loach until you do.~tubbs